A huge, hairy monster has washed up on a Philippines beach. No one is quite sure what it is. What they do know is it’s about 20 feet long, appears to have white shaggy hair – a decomposing blob that looks as if it is melting. The common thought is it was once a whale. For now, locals are calling it a ‘globster’, a term used to describe blob-like creatures without obvious eyes and bones, or a visibly distinct head.
The ‘globster’ has ignited fears in some residents. Folklore suggests when creatures from the deepest parts of the ocean start appearing, something bad will happen.
A similar creature washed up on another Philippines beach in February 2017. After much speculation, local officials declared it to be a whale.
The strands of “hair” on the carcass really the remains of muscles and blubber – connective tissue between the muscle and blubber is quite tough, and can fray into a straggly hair-like coating.
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